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Research by Scottish agencies highlights major problems in Section 4 support process

Partner agencies in Scotland have published findings on delays with Section 4 applications which demonstrate systemic problems with the system. The research, which was gathered from April 2017- April 2018, highlights the challenges that people face in accessing this vital support, which is only available to those who are destitute […]

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‘Still An Ordeal’ – British Red Cross releases latest report on destitution in the move on period for newly recognised refugees

Today the British Red Cross releases ‘Still An Ordeal’, examining the experiences of new refugees who face destitution after moving on from asylum support. The report concludes that the 28-day move-on period ‘is leaving refugees on the brink of extreme poverty.’ Below we share a summary of […]

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Mastering Self-Care

This week is Self Care Week 2018 and we’re marking it with another guest blog from Bird, an organisation working with people to avoid burn out and build resilience. Here’s Hannah Massarella, Bird’s CEO and founder, explaining some of the practical steps we can all take to master self care. […]

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‘The Movement’- feature length film on everyday heroes involved in the ‘refugee crisis’ launches this week

‘The Movement’ is a feature length film telling stories of voluntary rescuers who have stepped in where governments have held back in the ongoing ‘refugee crisis’. With footage from the Mediterranean, Paris, Rome, and Greece, the film was produced by Sharon Walia, a journalist and refugee worker at […]

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Member Spotlight: ‘We desperately need policy change’ – Boaz Trust on the importance of gathering information on refugee homelessness

The Boaz Trust have been running a night shelter in Manchester for ten years now as part of their work to end destitution amongst people seeking sanctuary in the UK. As well as directly delivering life saving accommodation and support, in 2017-18 they worked with other NACCOM members to […]

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An update on the APPG on Ending Homelessness and the launch of its recent report

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ending Homelessness recently launched its second annual report. The focus was on migrant homelessness, youth homelessness and rapid rehousing models.  The report, which can be found in full here, includes key findings and recommendations related to barriers faced by migrants, summarised […]

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Vulnerable Justice…

Increasing Vulnerability of Justice for People Seeking Sanctuary A recent report ‘Tipping the Scales: Access to Justice in the Asylum System’ which was launched with Refugee Action last week finally put some hard facts behind what we have all been noticing, the increasing vulnerability of justice. Like […]

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